Julie has been volunteering with TRU for four years and is very committed to her volunteer work and our mission.
Julie first got involved with TRU after losing a close friend, at a young age, to cancer. Her friend did not get hospice care and Julie realized what an amazing gift hospice could have been to her friend and their family. After losing her friend she vowed to do something for others in her friend’s honor, and that’s how she found TRU.
Julie currently volunteers at our Care Center weekly. When talking about her volunteer work there she said,
“I absolutely love it. The staff, patients, and families are amazing, and it is such a gift to be there. Each week is a different experience, and I feel honored to be with the patients and families during this intimate time.”
TRU is lucky to have so many amazing volunteers at all of our locations, but we are always looking for more. We asked Julie what she would tell someone interested in volunteering with TRU and she said,
“Be prepared to have your life changed and your heart moved!”
Not only has Julie been a regular and dedicated volunteer but Julie recently set up a birthday fundraiser that was wonderfully successful in both raising funds and awareness for TRU. Julie explained,
“I am blessed with extremely generous friends and family members. In years past, I have suggested we all serve food for my birthday and spend time serving others, rather than giving gifts. This year, I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude in all that I have and wanted to focus more on giving it to an organization that could impact more lives than I am able to. TRU was the natural and obvious choice because I see first-hand how TRU makes a difference in so many. Honestly, it was a simple gesture, and I was pleased that people donated, but also that it raised more awareness for the organization.”
Like Julie has shown, there are many creative ways you can help support TRU with everything from dedicated volunteer work to social media promotion and fundraisers. If you’re interested in helping TRU raise necessary fund for the end of the year please contact our Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.